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Introduction: Macrophage

Description of Macrophage

Macrophage: mononuclear phagocytes found in tissue.
Source: CRISP

Macrophage: The relatively long-lived phagocytic cell of mammalian tissues that are derived from blood MONOCYTES. Main types are PERITONEAL MACROPHAGES; ALVEOLAR MACROPHAGES; HISTIOCYTES; KUPFFER CELLS of the liver; and OSTEOCLASTS. They may further differentiate within chronic inflammatory lesions to EPITHELIOID CELLS or may fuse to form FOREIGN BODY GIANT CELLS or LANGHANS GIANT CELLS. (from The Dictionary of Cell Biology, Lackie and Dow, 3rd ed.).
Source: MeSH 2007

Macrophage: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Macrophage:

Terms associated with Macrophage:

Terms Similar to Macrophage:

  • Bone Marrow-Derived Macrophages
  • Monocyte-Derived Macrophages

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Broader terms for Macrophage

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The term Macrophage can be used for:

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Other terms that may be related to Macrophage:

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Hierarchical classifications of Macrophage

The following list attempts to classify Macrophage into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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